admin June 19, 2018

AT&T and Time Warner just got the green light. Now it’s time for the next round of media merger mania. A federal judge’s decision Tuesday to approve the deal between the telecom and media giants will almost certainly spur Comcast to submit its own bid for most of 21st Century Fox -— and soon. That […]

admin June 19, 2018

H&R Block is everywhere — and that’s a problem. The company said it plans to close 400 smaller offices after it lowered its sales and profit margin outlook for the rest of the year. H&R Block’s (HRB) stock plunged nearly 20% Wednesday. During a conference call with analysts after the closing bell Tuesday, H&R Block […]

admin June 19, 2018

Do you really think the threat of a trade war is causing U.S. stocks to stumble? That’s what the headline writers would have you believe, but I’m not buying it. It strikes me as though mounting trade tensions have become commentators’ latest whipping boy, conveniently available as the after-the-fact explanation for whatever the market is […]

admin June 19, 2018

Confused by your college financial aid letter? It’s not your fault. Many of them are missing important information, use jargon or acronyms, and don’t differentiate between scholarships and loans, according to a new report from think tank NewAmerica and uAspire, a nonprofit that advises students on the financial aid process. The report, which looked at […]

admin June 19, 2018

The AT&T-Time Warner decision will reverberate across big business. Corporate executives were watching Judge Richard Leon’s decision closely. And they got what they were hoping for. His blessing in the AT&T case will embolden other companies to merge with less fear of regulatory interference. And companies with mergers already in the works, particularly in media […]

admin June 19, 2018

Can anyone win a trade war? Investors have the answer. And it’s a resounding no. Stocks fell again Monday. The Dow dropped 103 points, extending its losing streak to five days. Investors are increasingly concerned that trade tension between the United States and China will escalate into tit-for-tat retaliation, with the two nations imposing one […]

admin June 19, 2018

President Donald Trump is blasting OPEC again for a spike in oil prices that threatens to slow America’s cruising economy and anger voters before the midterm election. “Oil prices are too high, OPEC is at it again,” Trump tweeted on Wednesday. “Not good!” Trump’s attack on OPEC — his second in two months — appears […]

admin June 19, 2018

The American Medical Association, the nation’s most prominent doctors group, will study the effect that growing investments by corporate parties — including venture-capital and private-equity firms — have on physician practices, reflecting a growing concern among doctors regarding the trend. The study will look at a variety of issues, including how widespread the trend is, […]

admin June 19, 2018

Few women make it to the top of the business world. So it’s a big deal when they do. But it’s also a big deal when they leave. Several high-profile female CEOs announced they were stepping down last year, including Marissa Mayer at Yahoo and Irene Rosenfeld at Mondelez. Following these exits, the number of […]